Hanging by a pink ribbon

The Active Voice

I hate the mall. The only time I ever go is with my mom – and last week, since my mom was visiting from New Jersey, guess where we went? The mall. It occurs to me that you can take the girl outta Jersey, but you can’t take the Jersey outta the girl – especially when her mother’s in town.

So off to the mall we went. And when we got there, the first thing I noticed were all the pink ribbons. Pink ribbon signs, pink ribbon banners, even pink ribbon balloon sculptures. As it turns out, our local Race for the Cure was to be held that following Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation was holding a race sign-up event and fundraising drive. Interestingly, there were quite a few stores that were holding Mother’s Day sales, several of which brandished the familiar pink…

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